In order to access Fosshost services, you first need to make sure that you are eligible. The eligibility rules are detailed below. Only once you have confirmed if you are eligible, can you apply on our website.
If you are unsure you are eligible, you can contact us to discuss your project or requirements. We will always be happy to learn more about your work.
Reading this page is mandatory before applying, to ensure that you are both eligible and prepared to answer all the questions on our application form. If we feel that you have not read this page before applying, we will reject your application.
Generally speaking, open-source refers to licences approved by the Open Source Initiative (OSI), which maintains a list of approved licences on their website. Projects that release under other “open” licences that are not OSI-approved will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Our application form is hosted by TypeForm and will capture all relevant information so that we can fairly assess and review your application. All applications are subject to manual review.
Please keep in mind that our standard processing time for new applications is 24 hours. However, if your application is urgent, please contact us. In some cases, we may need further information to process your application. Any delays in providing this information may result in longer processing times.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, if we do not provide you with an update on your application after 3 days, sadly your application has been unsuccessful. Our decision is final and just because you meet the eligibility criteria does not necessarily mean that you will be accepted.
We appreciate projects who make the effort to contact us regarding their application before applying because it allows us to talk with you, get to know you and build what will hopefully be a long-lasting relationship.
If you have been affected by COVID-19, we will prioritize your application. We also prioritize applications from underrepresented ethnic minority groups, the LGBTQIA+ community, developing countries, and female coders. You can specify this within your application at the end or, if you would prefer, you can talk to us privately about your circumstances.
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Whilst there are many projects we can and do help, there are many others we cannot help. We provide below some examples of projects we cannot help, not but limited to:
We have put together a guide to help those looking to apply. This covers frequently asked questions and general guidance. We look at applications fairly and holistically to form an opinion. We always try to say yes, but ignorance and not reading the application guidance page will only delay your application and result in us taking a more formal review of it.
Things to keep in mind when applying: